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To Braid Or Not To Braid

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To Braid Or Not To Braid

Braids! Who doesn't love them? Not only is it a signature look for women of colour but it also gives a different, almost alluring look anytime it's done. Plus it's definitely easier to manage. In spite of all these, braids have their place in the hair care cycle. Braids are good in certain circumstances but most be avoided at all costs in other circumstances as well. Interested in knowing what these cases are? Here goes When not to braid Losing edges One of the many ways we lose our edges is when we braid (especially tight braids around the edges),...

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My Child Has Natural Hair. What Next?

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My Child Has Natural Hair. What Next?

Parenting doesn't come with a blueprint. If it did, we would all subscribe to it. Who doesn't enjoy the soft life? Fortunately, a few things do come with some guiding principles including how to take care of your kid's natural hair. Are you ready to explore? Jump on. Moisturize! Ahhhh this thing called 'moisturizing' again. One of the best things you can ever do for natural hair is to moisturize. Right from infancy, moisturizing is key to the health and growth of natural hair. For babies, moisturizing at least once a week is fair. For toddlers, you can increase the...

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Let's Talk About Shrinkage

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Let's Talk About Shrinkage

Shrinkage! One of the many words the natural hair community cannot stand. If you're new to natural hair, shrinkage can be quite frustrating. Quite frankly, even veteran naturalistas are yet to come to terms with it. So here are are a few things you ought to know about shrinkage.  Shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair Yes, you read that right. Shrinkage is a sign of healthy hair. By its nature, natural hair is curly, compact and coily. Shrinkage just means your hair is able to bounce back to its naturally curly state. This indicates that your hair hasn't lost...

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